Balmain District Junior Rugby League are pleased to announce that this year we will be participating in a Beyond Blue Fundraising Round which is run in in conjunction with Wests…
Balmain District Junior Rugby League are pleased to announce that this year we will be participating in a Beyond Blue Fundraising Round which is run in in conjunction with Wests Tigers.
This will be held on 29th and 30th June during Round 11 with all monies raised to go to the Beyond Blue Foundation.
Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it. Their aim is to equip everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills they need to protect their own mental health. By fundraising for Beyond Blue you are joining a community that is working to reduce the stigma associated with anxiety, depression and suicide.
What we can do as a district is to have a conversation about mental health, with our peers and within our clubs, which will help reduce the stigma associated with anxiety, depression and suicide. If we can talk about our physical injuries, then we should be able to talk about mental health conditions without being discriminated or stigmatised.
We are also encouraging all club players to wear the special Beyond Blue strapping tape around their right wrists during their Rugby League Beyond Blue Round games in June 2019. Wearing blue tape is a symbolic action, telling everyone that speaking up and seeking support is OK.
Donation buckets will be available at each home ground during Round 11 and additional donations can be made via our fundraising page:
Lastly, if you or someone you know needs to talk things through, then the Beyond Blue Support Service is there for you. You don’t have to go through this alone, support from friends within your club, family or a health professional can help with your recovery. If you’re worried about someone at your club and avoiding starting a conversation with them about your concerns, simply letting them know you care can make a big difference.
Mental health professionals provide an expert listening ear, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can call 1300 224 636 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
or visit the website below for webchat or email support (3pm to 12am AEST).